Ministry/Department : Department of Science & Technology
INSPIRE stands for Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research
Objective: To attract talent to Science.
  • Communicate to the youth of the country the excitements of creative pursuit of science
  • Attract talent towards science at an early age
  • build the required critical human resource pool for strengthening and expanding the Science & Technology system and R&D base
  • It does not believe in conducting competitive exams for identification of talent at any level. It believes in and relies on the efficacy of the existing educational structure for identification of talent.
  • INSPIRE has three components:
  1. Scheme for Early Attraction of Talent  (SEATS) -> Awards and internships
  2. Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) and
  3. Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC) -> Fellowship and Faculty Scheme
Factual Information:
  • Started in 2008

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